Duterte wants military reservists, police in the fight against coronavirus

DAVAO CITY –— President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, August 2 vowed to mobilize the country’s military reservists and volunteers to contain coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has impacted on people’s lives and the economy. This, after the country’s healthcare frontliners have called on the government to carryout stricter quarantine measures to provide them respite and for …

Red tape hampers telcos to provide better service

DAVAO CITY —Straight before President Rodrigo Duterte, a telco executive revealed that government bureaucracy hampers them to provide better service to its client because their applications are sitting on the table. Ernest Cu, the president and CEO of Globe telecommunications during the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) meeting opened up about their …

Congressman Hataman, Mayor wife positive for Covid-19

DAVAO CITY —- Basilan Congressman Mujiv Hataman and his wife Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalian Turabin Hataman on Saturday revealed he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.  In a Facebook post, Hataman said he and his wife took the coronavirus test on Thursday after experiencing what they thought was an ordinary cough.  The lawmaker …

NPA rebels being Filipinos can avail free Covid-19 vaccine-Duterte

DAVAO CITY — Saying Communist insurgents are Filipinos, President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said they can avail of the coronavirus-19 vaccine for free when it becomes available. Dutere said even if the rebels are fighting the government, they too can avail of the government’s free mass immunization as long as they cease to conduct an …

Pagwarning ni Digong sa negosyante makalisang sa mga kapitalista

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW— Ang pagwarning ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte sa mga dagkong patigayon sama sa mga kompanya sa telecommunications nakapalisang kuno sa mga kapitalista. Sumala ni Martial Beck, kanhi executive vice president sa European Chamber of Commerce, lisod mokumbinse sa mga langyawng kapitalista nga dinhi sa Pilipinas aron mobubo og kapital tungod sa mga gipamulong ni …

Government plans massive COVID-19 test, targets 10 million -IATF

DAVAO CITY –– The government plans to go on massive coronavirus testing with its one million test kits for ten million Filipinos in areas where barangay lockdown is implemented. But the Department of Health has yet to identify the areas where massive testing will take place. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday said the country …

PH prepares to buy 60million worth Covid-19 vaccine

DAVAO CITY— The Philippine government plans to purchase at least 60 million doses of coronavirus vaccine once it’s available, National Task Force for COVID-19 Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez said on Thursday. Galvez said President Rodrigo Duterte has been in touch with several leaders and embassies so the Philippines can be among the first countries to have access …

Ex-Congressman and PBMA Founder Ruben Ecleo arrested

DAVAO CITY — Former Dinagat Islands Congressman Ruben Ecleo Jr., and “supreme master” of religious group Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, was arrested on Thursday. Ecleo Jr., 60, used an alias Manuel Riberal in the place where he was hiding. He was arrested in Lot 6, Block 8 Orosa Diamond Subdivision in Balibago Angeles City. The …